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Special Assignment (Philippines) (Part II) #101223

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced

(Negros Island, Philippines: Mark Litke) Entrenched poverty in Philippines and bearing on upcoming election examined; scenes shown. Twins (named) cited as example [Dr. Cecilia LABRA - notes high infant mortality rate.] [Antonio LOCENIO - (thru translator) fears loss of his job due to sugar industry's demise; notes his lack of education] Greed and corruption of Marcos regime said blamed by islanders for sugar industry's collapse. [Planter Ed ALUNAN - describes government's cronyism destroying local industry] [Father "Baby" GORDONCILLO - fears consequences if Marcos government conts.] Lyrics of singer Freddy AGUILAR, the Bob Dylan of the Philippines, quoted, shown.

Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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